Today was a ME day (Floor Press)
I worked upto 295x4 (was aiming for 5, but failed short)
I feel like my bench isn’t going in the direction it needs to be (For reference, I did 285x5 probably 2 months back)
I’ve been following a conjugate based system and my squats are fairing very well (took 570 last week for a free squat)
I don’t know if I’m expecting too much or if I’m just not knowledgeable enough to attack my weakpoints as of yet. Just looking for some advice on where to go from here. Half debating screwing what I’ve been doing, and just getting back to being an athlete in the weightroom first and foremost (following 5/3/1 with singles) and not worry about exercise selection, weak points, etc.[/quote]
99% of the time, when your weights stall like this, it has nothing to do with programming. It has to do with form inconsistancies or real life getting in the way(nutrition, sleep, circadian hormonal release, or a billion other things). My bench has sucked for a while now as well. Mostly because I am stubborn and did not think my form was the problem. Fixed that now I will be smashing a PR at my next meet. Be honest with yourself. Followin a long term, well laid plan usually takes years before benefits cease.
Everyone hates that answer. Switching a program or doing “insert whatever exercise here” instead of “insert whatever exercises here” is easy and an instant fix. Being honest with yourself and mastering your form are much harder skills to develop.